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    Modi: One of Twitter’s most followed politicians leads TIME’s Person of the Year Poll

    Modi: One of Twitter’s most followed politicians leads TIME’s Person of the Year Poll

    Brazil's Temer and India's Modi are the most frequent Twitter users among BRICS leaders.

    Egypt awaits IMF help amid FX shortage

    Egypt awaits IMF help amid FX shortage

    Investors have been anticipating an imminent devaluation of the Egyptian pound.

    Fact file: BRICS drive the global economy

    Fact file: BRICS drive the global economy

    Despite a global economic slowdown, BRICS has been a main economic engine for the world economy.

    Universities underfunded and unaffordable – South Africa’s snare

    Universities underfunded and unaffordable – South Africa’s snare

    With systemic inadequate funding, South Africa's universities have been dropping in global rankings.

    BRICS economies moving away from recession

    BRICS economies moving away from recession

    Rising commodity and oil prices, coupled with political change, have fueled a strengthening of emerging markets, reports show.

    2015: The year of blaming China?

    2015: The year of blaming China?

    Despite slowing growth, China is on the move consolidating its position as a global economic power.

    Iranian-Americans use social media to back nuclear deal

    Iranian-Americans use social media to back nuclear deal

    But some Middle East experts are cautious in assuming that the nuclear deal will lead to a dramatic shift in US foreign policy in the region.

    South African mining industry in trouble – minister

    South African mining industry in trouble – minister

    The mining industry will shed thousands of jobs, but other sectors also face challenges, leading economists say.

    How Putin’s yoga stretched US coverage of Ufa summits

    How Putin’s yoga stretched US coverage of Ufa summits

    His repertoire aside, much US coverage of Russia and its president is in the context of "isolation" and "alienation".

    Greece votes ‘No ‘, ‘Grexit’ now looms

    Greece votes ‘No ‘, ‘Grexit’ now looms

    What is certain now is that Greece will for the next week or two face fiscal uncertainty that will rock European and global markets.